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HERALD AND TRIBUNE.
$1 Per Annum, Tayoble In Advance.
Khank I,. Fornhhkll, Publisher
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2!), 18117.
All arcouutn for milmrrlption duo this
oflire, niimuntinif t One ltollar or more,
not paid by January 1, I HUM, will lie put
in the IirikIh r an direr for collection. It
lit almoluU-ly nertaary that we act wha
in Mum un, nnil wo truHt our patrons will
couio in anil mttlo.
Conohess will moot apiln next Wednesday,
CiluiHTMAS whs to a barren ideality, all be
cause of thu failure of collodions.
A good many people aro finding tholr holi
day season of 18117 much moro satisfactory
than at any tlmu since tho froo trado experi
ment was put Into operation.
Tub November earnings of 1W railroads,
whoso roports have been received aro moro
than twenty per cent. In excess of tho samo
month last ytar.
Tue prospect that European buslnoBB Inter
ests may tnko control In China la creating
considerable uneasiness among tho silver
ltos, as they know if such a thing should
occur tho silver standard now prevailing In
that country will givo way to gold, and tho
silver cauao bo thereby weakened.
The enthusiastic greeting which tho Moil
cans aro giving to Mr. Bryan is doubtless
very gratifying to his follower b, but sonio
critic may Inquire whether tho commenda
tions of a peoplo whose grade of Intelligence
is far below that of tho United 8tates, whose
per capita of mcnoyisono third that of our
ov n, and whoso currenco system produoes
ft doller worth less than one half of a similar
dollar in this country, add anything to Mr.
Bryan's standing as a financier.
While tho civil servlco law has somo good
points, wo do not seo why tho disagreeable
should bo forced upon the people, disregard
less of their wishes. Is not tho prlneiplo
that governs In business generally and, suc
cessfully, we may state, good enough for tho
Government. What business man would
think of leaving to throoormore men out
side of his business, tho selection of his em
ployes? Apply tho same rules of selection
to tho hoads of tho departments, who alone
aro responsible for the conduct of tho busi
ness undert heir charge, as tho heads of busi
ness establishments do and everything will
be satisfactory to all concerned.
Notwithstanding tho fact that the farm
ers of the country have diHpsoed of largo
quantities of wool at greatly increased
prices, tho manufacturers aro still calling for
more and aro now llndlng It necessary to
send abroad for additions to their stocks,
which are already running low. The great
reduction in the number of sheep in the
country which resulted from Democratic
free trade makes It necessary for the manu
facturers to draw a largo amount of wool
from abroad until tho farmers aro able to
briiiK their flocks buck to the conditions
which existed under tho protective tariff.
And East Tennessoo, with her great adapta
bility to wool production fails to reap any
of tho advantages of this fact because her
peoplo do not raise more shoep and fewer
dogs. No Htato in tho Union possesses such
natural advantages for tho growing of sheep
and wool as this portion of Tennessee.
Southern manufacturers and Southern
statesmen aro jointly proud of tho progress
which manufacturing Industries have made
vt w.t-u jmip i., iiv".. in
stance of this comes up In the announce
ment that tho cotton mills of Now England
have been compelled to reduce running ex
penses in order to moot tho prloes at which
Southern manufacturers are placing cotton
goods on tho markot. With tho low wages,
long hours, cheap fuel, and absence of much
transportation with which tho Southern cot
ton mills are blessed, they aro able to mako
cotton goods of all grades at a very low cost,
and It Is becouso of this fact that tho New
England manufacturers havo been compelled
to reduco wages In this singlo Industry, al
though tho manufacturers in many other
lines are Increasing wages as a result of tho
new tariff law now upon tho statute books.
For the Herald and Tribune.
Thero aro, fat least, two bad features to
each good ono connected with tho civil ser
vice law, and, tho manner in which It is en
forced j and, to say tho very least, its neces
sary amendment should bo in tho light of re
pealing it and enacting a now law.
There is but ono class of officers under our
form of Government that ought to bo In tho
nature of life tenure holdings; or, in other
words, during offectlvo service that Is, our
Federal Judges and Justices, For such,
thero is this good reason: that such tonuro
removes thorn from political or party influ
ence and renders it moro certain that they
will hold tho scales of judicial impartiality j
and, if such tenure could attach to our State
Judges, their administration would probably
bo better. No such reason applies to those
holding other olucos from the highest to the
This Is tho only ruling permissible: First,
that tho officer should bo elected or appoint
ed for a designated term of service j and
secondly If ho fails to perform his duties
efficiently, remove him ; and, if his services
aro satisfactory, ro-elect or ro-appoint him
If no other seeks tho place with ability and
Illness to All tho position as well. It Is very
un-American and positively unjust to say
to tho occupant of tho place, becauso you
havo acted reasonably well, you shall enjoy
a sort or llfo tenure to tho exclusion of your
other fellow eitteons who possess ability to
do just as well. Ono of tho features of the
good blood, actlvo brains and skillful hands
of this, our great and high land of "uufoneed
villages" is, that our peoplo not only make
good Impromptuo soldiers, but easily, good
and efllolent officials and artisans. It will,
therefore, not do, at all, to say, by law, to a
special group "you aro the only ones to do,"
andean stay as long as you behave well, at
a pay of from $3 to $5 per day ; and let others
of your associates, who could do as well or
bettor than you, go ahead in shop or field
at longer and moro laborious hours of toll
for a compensation of $1 to $2 per day. Un
der our form of government, we havo officers
clothed with appointing power to places
which form our grades of civil service.
About all tho civil service commission
needed is, possibly, a commission of expert
and impartial men to investigate the conduct
of BUlHrdinato officials and employes and
report for dismissal those found to be In
efficient or untrustworthy. If such a change
as a'tovo suggested can not be safoly made,
then let us "go tho wholo hog" and wipe out
our Americanism to the extent of extending
"good behavior rules" to all from the resi
dent down, allowing elections or appoint
ments alone to be made where vacancies
occur by death or because of iuefllciency or
acts of positive wrongdoing.
N. A. Fattebsok.
A Few Facts About tlio Civil Service
Its Aim Clearly Stated.
(From Our Rpeolal.Correspondont.)
Washington, Deo. 23, '97.
Ono of the most remarkable men who ever
occupied a high oftlco in Washington Is Hon.
A. M. Clapp, formerly Publlo Printer, and o
gentleman widely known, and at present the
President of the Antl-Clvil Service League.
Mr. Clapp is well advanced In years but he
has lost nono of his former energy, and ho is
today one of the most forcible writers and
speakors in the oountry. Tho Antl-Clvil Ser
vice League could not havo found a man
better fitted to preside over its deliberations
because he is th-roughly posted on all tho
methods and motivos of tho graceless crew
who Inaugarated tho civil service law for the
sole purposoof demorallzlngand disintegrat
ing tho Kepublican party. Such charlatans
as Carl Behurz and Joncks, of Pennsylvania,
the fathers of tho Iniquitous measuro aro
well understood by Mr. Clapp, and It is with
a viow to rescuing tho party from the clutches
of thoso traitors that he dovotea so much
time to attacking and exposing their sophis
tries. Mr. Clapp remembers how Schurz
conceived a bitter enmity againtit Tresldont
Grant, denouncing that great soldier in tho
most scandalous mannor. Behurz embarked
InthoGroely movomentand tried to boost
that deceived man into the Whlto House. It
was probably owing to tho efforts of Schurz,
moro than any ono else that Greely was In
duced to turn traitor to the Republican party.
When tho philosopher was repudiated and
defeated by the suffrages of tho American
peoplo, and Gen. Grant was again made Pres
ident, this man Schurz, through saoer spite
and envy joined hands with the notorious
Goo. Wm. Curtis and tho aforesaid Jenks and
rosted not until they had foisted tho civil
service fraud upon tho govornmeiit. Schurz
who had been an adventurer In his native
land, from whence he had boon forced to floe
from tho wrath of his sovereign, deliberately
conbplred with tho aforementioned confede
rates to break up tho Kepublican party, bo-
eiuse It saw fit to prefer a valiant soldier
like Grant for President of a country which
his prowness had savod, to a weak vascllla-
tlng character like Greely. Unluckily for
America she is the dumping ground of Euro
pean countries, and as thero was no outraged
sovorelgn here to mako him seek safety In
flight he has been pormittod to remain In our
midst and continue his efforts as a fomontcr
of discord and strife. How anomalous tho
situation when a Kepublican Executive of tho
nation will render aid and comfort to the
machinatious and designs of these adventu
rous intermeddlers. Tho veriest tyro in pol
itics must havo seen that tho mutations and
changes that have occurred In politics since
Gen. Orant's day were directly traceable to
this civil service device. The American peo
ple are slow to anger, but tho day is not far
distant when this civil service question will
bo made the supromo issuo, and when the
advocates of this un-Republican and un-Dom-ocratlc
measure will bo relegated to a lasting
obscurity. Tho peoplo are beginning to see
that tho vlllanous system Is only beneficial
to the college bred sons of the rich to the ex
clusion and neglect of tho sons of tho poor.
They reflect that from the days of Washing
ton to Grantthe best days of the Republic,
thore were no civil service laws to hamper
and thwart a great party, and to disgrace our
law books with a statute which virtually
states that Cabinet officers have not sense
enough to mako appointments, but they must
be mado by a triumvirate of Civil Ser
vice commissioners. How Gen. Washington
would squirm wore he again In lite to be told
that an unmitigated marplot like Sehorz, a
gouerai wiui a single viofoi aim a statesman
with not even one triumph, was tho author
of this civil service heresy, designed to op
press and exclude all save those who could
afford the polish of a college education. Verily
the time has about arrived when the advo
cates of their fraudulent system In imitation
of the ancient soothsayers, should wear veils
when they appear In publlo, to keep the
duped masses from seeing thoir derisive
smiles of contempt for tho simpleton, who
tuko stock in their absurd pretentions. It Is
manifestly a most glaring fraud, just such a
scheme of bunco as suited tho wily designers
of a moral and political delinquent, like
Cleveland,-and enabling him to fill 25,000
positions with his henchmen and adheronts.
If by any chanco this law should bo permitted
to romain on tho statute books it will result
In the defeat of tho Republican party In 1900,
for hundreds of thousands of Republicans
will romain away from tho polls and allow
the election to go by default, as they have al
ready done on more than one occasion. But
few self respecting Republicans will care to
voto at an election where their voices and
wishos aro to bo disregarded, and tho publlo
emoluments and offices aro all to bo given,
or allowed to remain In tho hands of mon
distasteful to thorn and believed to bo Inimi
cal to their true Interests. Mr. Clapp and
othor veteran political observers think thoy
see In this civil service scheme an entering
wedgo designed to pave tho way for aristo
cratic innovations upon our popular system
of government. If tho Constitution of tho
United States, which declares that the ap
pointments shall be vested In the President,
can bo disregarded with impunity why may
not its provisions be violated In other re
spects, and a man from Oormany, aftor the
manner of Schurz be elected Prosident, or
why may thoy not havo titles of nobility or vio
late Its blossed precepts in any othor way. As
a general principle the American public will
bo Inclined to look with doubt and distrust
upon this and all other devioes conceived in
the brain of foreigners. They realize that
while a man like Schurz may know know to
manage a cabbage patch, brew a good article
of boor, or even be an accomplished perform
er on the piano, yet he Is scarcely a fit and
proper person to Bhape momentous ques
tions for tho greatest Republic that the sun
ever shown upon. They will know that as a
general In the late war ho was a roaring farce
tho laughing stock of every soldier in the
army, and was often used by both Grant and
Shorman to round off their denunciations of
"political genorals." As a Senator from Mis
souri he was more than a failure, his sole
stock in trade being bis boasted influence
with German-American citizens. It was this
supposed Influence that made Hayes give
him a seat in his Cabinet, a position which
he usod to humiliate Republicans and to ele
vate and advance the fortunes of the railroad
magnate, Henry Villard. Hisownership, soon
after his retirement from Haye's Cabinet, of
the New York Evening Post shows how well
his services were appreciated byJVlllard. As
n matter of fact the only thins that Schurz
ever successfully did during bis long Ameri
can career was to seriously injure the Ke
publican party by tho aid he rendered in the
passage of the civil service law. More than
once he grieved the noble soul of Mr. Lin
coln, who soon discovered that he was an im
postor, a marplot and a glaring monument
and a colossal fraud. Republican,
A Womdarfal DImst-?.
The last quarter of a century record
many wonderful diicoTtrift in medicine,
but none that have accomplished more for
humanitv than that sterling old household
remedy, Browns' Iron Bitters. It aeemi to
contain the very elements of good health,
and neither man, womau or child can take
it without deriving the greatest benefit.
Browns' Iron Bitten is told by all dealers. ,
Christmas la horo and with it much oheor,
judging from tho many nice presents recelvod.
Miss A. 8. Hale, teaching near Austin
Springs, is at homo on her holiday vacation.
Samuel H. Hale, of tho Tenth District, is
visiting relatives at Free Hill. Sam is a lively
Another curious rolio of tho past was
brought to light near the south wall of the
Baptist Church at Buffalo Rldgo one of the
earliest churches In Tonneeseo, built here by
the Baptist denomination. John Leab felled
one of the old shade trees, a whltooak, and
In working up the tree found a dogwood pin
three lnchos long and one and one halt inches
in diameter near the heart of thin sacred oak
with near a hundrod wood growths between
that pin and the bark. Our oldost citizens
think the Baptist fathers improvlsod here a
temporary shelf for the preacher's water pall
and books when ho So freely dispensed the
words of truth to tho pioneer audionco on the
slope below. A hundrod years ago who done
the preaching at this old first place of wor
ship; fifty years roaches MulkeyandBayless,
but they, we suppose, wore not the earliest
plonoor Baptist preachers. It is supposed
tho native forest then covered the ground
and that another tree near contained a simi
lar pin which supported the othor end of tho
slab or plank cut by the old whip saw thon In
use. Tho old graveyard here contains much
sacred dust from Mulkey down to Davidson.
But the first burial Is back of the memory of
any now living.
C. C. Cox is doing a rushing business In
Loafer's Glory Is in session horo every day
and now discussing the potent reasons for
reorganization. There Is thought to bo a hot
contest on the important question of who of
our members would make a first class dude,
We ere enjoying somo theological discussions
at Dove's Mill. It usually begins by a free
expression of opinion as to SInims' dying
declaration. The truth of 8ImmB' last dechv
ration Is the dominant issuo at all sessions
regular or extra of Loafer's Glory. O, what
virtue was thoro in Tritchetfa hangman's
Another natural but unusually curious ex
hlbitlon at Free Hill was a mall carrior trying
to walk over all parts of Cox's store at the
same time,. If a certain contractor don't
send sober carriors to Froo Hill thore will be
a report on the way to Washington, D. C.
Missoslnoz and Bessie Martin and tholr
teachor, Prof. Henry Kotron and family, are
taking Christmas at Free HilL
Chas. Harrison, Jr., bring her in from Sol
llvan County tomorrow. The boys are got
ting ready to recelvo him and bis fair one
with a shivoree.
The magisterial campaign Is well on, even
before Esq. Greshara resigns.
Our community and church going people
at Buffalo Rldgo were surprised when Jas.
Harrison and Julia Conner premeditatedly,
unceremoniously and without malice afore
thought, did on Christmas day, and In the
Baptist Church, In the presence of alnrge
audience of worshipers, etal,deliboratolyand
lovingly raise up and demand tho Rev. Wm.
Cox to unite them in the holy bonds of matri
mony, and yet not a worshiper ever said
they were disturbed in the least, Such things
aro happonlng all around us and the sun still
rises and sots, and our prayer Is, let the
good work go on.
Mrs. Milton Archor died Christmas night
and was burled at the Kldge today.
Dr. Hale took dinner Sunday with two of
his first students of near fifty years ago.
Poor Jack Rabbit must bo dead again,
from the cotton market, the Yellow Jack
scare and the Texas northers. I guess when
he was dodging in the grass from Yellow Jack
be must have fallen In a Texas drouth, black
u.k.i.. nu4 fuoouu OU to fiautib.
The peoplo who were assuming a fow days
ago that the new tariff law would not proba
bly produce sufficient revenue to meet the
running expenses of the Government are be
ginning to change thoir minds. The presont
Indications are that the December receipts
will equal the Docember expenditures, and
the Treasury officials estimate a large in
crease in receipts early in the coming year.
There Is every reason to believe that the
new law will produoe a considerable sur
plus in the noxt fiscal year without any ad
ditional tariff legislation.
Christmas, with Ita various merriments,
has como and as quickly taken Its exit. Tho
day was whiled away in many ways in this
part of the vineyard. On Christmas eve there
was a roundedup, first class entertainment
given at llethesda. At the close of the exer
else Santa Claus made his appearance on the
stage and made the little boys and girls feel
that llfo is worth living, especially at Christ'
mas. Let tho good work go on.
Walter Hartsell, of Knoxville, made his pa
rents a pleasant visit during holidays.
On Christmas day Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Swinney gave a dinnor to three of tho oldest
ladies in this community. Tho occasion was
highly enjoyed by all presont
Emanuel Dove, onco a resident of Chero
kee, but now of Cabool, Mo., is visiting
friends and rolatlves in this section of the
Among othor candidates W. H. Cox Is In
the Held, aspiring to the office of Circuit
Court Clerk. Mr. Cox is a gentlemen In ev
ery respoct, and a Republican of the deepest
dye. The Republicans can not cast their
vote (or a more worthy gentleman. It soems
from rumor that tho man that beats him
will have to bo a hustler, and will only get
the plum then by the skin of his teeth. Hur
rah tor Cox.
Rev. Clcndemen will preach in the new
church, near Greenwood, next Sunday,
Miss Anna Scott Chrlstmassed on Dry
Creek with her sister, Mrs. Clabe Jones.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of
W. F. Hufflne to Miss Ethel Dulaney on
Wednosday, Deoomber 29.
Thomas Hufflne, an employee of Daniel
Briscoe A Co., of Knoxville, came home
Thursday to attend his brother's wedding.
Christmas was verv autet in this commu
nity. Santa Claus made his annual tour and
left many nlee things tor the little folks and
some for children of a larger growth.
We have had an epldemio of measles. Ther
attacked everything In sight, resardlosa of
age, sox or previous condition of servitude.
ana we nope while game is on that the rout
will be complete. Measles have defeated
the school here and sent the entertain
ment to the "demnitlou bow wows." How.
ever, Prof. Trim hopes to marshal his forces
and have an entertainment on Friday night,
January 7. 1898. There have been near flftv
oases already and tho good work goes mer
rily on. tiome cases havo required medical
attention, but most of them have terminated
nicely with good nursing alone. It any
oiuer community wishes to be in a measley
way, send a representative to Fall Branch
and be happy.
The teachers have all irone home to soend
the holidays. Wo wish them a pleasant tlm
and hope they will roturn much rested and
refreshed for tho work of tho second term.
Mrs. L. H. Fatten, of tho Planters House,
spent Christmas with relatives nt this place.
Miss Daisy Duncan, who Is teaching in
Hawkins County, came home for Christmas.
Prof. 0. R. Duncan's school at Oak Glen
closed tho 24th. Orglo will leavo for Nash
ville tho 3rd of January, to enter tho medi
cal department of tho University Tennessoo.
Wo are having somo nice winter weather
just now, snow having fallen on Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Taylor havo gono to
Johnson City for tho holidays.
Kirt Whlto talks of goltur to Missouri.
Bob Hall Is contemplating atrip to the same
We are having wintery weather now ; a
snow fell Christmas night, and tho mountains
are full of snow ; rain last week raised thu
water in creeks and branches more than has
boon since tho middle of last August.
Tho farmers havo been plowing fur corn,
though the ground has not been too wet to
They had a missionary entertainment nt
Bowmantown Sehoolhouso last Thursday
night, and It was a success ; the children did
their part splendidly in speeches and music ;
Prof. A.' E. Nead delivered an address on
missionary work and another gentleman, of
whom I shall not name, much less praise.
The Brethren had services in tholr church
on Limestone Christmas day and Sunday ;
Dr. Bowman, of Flourville, preached last
Sunday night. Meetings will bo held here
during this week. Orville and Ralph Barkley
are home from Milligan on a vacation.
Christmas passed off pleasantly, less drunk
enness and bad conduct than wo ever knew,
which speaks volumes for the good morals
of our locality.
Tho pupils of tho Bcthcsda school, assisted
by a few from tho Seminary District, gave an
entertainment at Bethesda on Friday night
last to a well filled house, which was well re
ceived and highly appreciated. A small ad
mission fee was charged, which will be used
In buying Sunday School literaturo. Wo aro
sorry to state, however, the pleasures of the
occasion were somewhat marred by tho bad
conduct of two llttlo upstarts under tho in
fluence of whisky. Their conduct will, prob
ably, be overlooked and condoned, from tho
faot that Solomon's dog never bit them very
high, and It Is a difficult matter for them to
act with proper decorum when they are so
ber, much less when the cavity in their cran
iunis, which should have brains, is fired by
Rev, James Bass, of Brush Creek, spent a
few days with friends here last week. Mr.
Bass has many friends whoso lateh strings
always hang on tho outside for him.
On account of 111 health Rev. J. H. Moore
has resigned the pastorate of tho Baptist
Church at Erwln, where hohasbeenlnehargo
twenty two years. If his condition does
not Improve ho has thought of giving up his
other charges and go to a warmer climate.
On account of tho expenditures attached to
the building of a large addition to the Lamar
house, recently purchased for school purpo
ses, our schools will close with only a term
of three and one half months.
Clem Garber and Bob Ray are homo from
Milligan College to spend the holidays.
Mr. Eikonberry, formerly of Ohio, but now
of NeW York City, who a fow years ago spent
ume tine nero at, made many friends, sur
prised thorn aU by his sudden roturn nmong
us to spend hlpJioUdav vacation.
Oiu tncio jeff vriiaon, ot wnom we recently
spoke as being In a precarious condition,
died on the 21st and was buried on the same
day in Bethesda Cemetery by the side of his
wife, who preceded him several years ago.
Mr. Wilson was eighty seven years of age,
and was one of tho most popular men In our
district. He filled tho offices of Magistrate
and School Director soveral terms each, and
always "got there" with good majorities, al
though tho political party to which ho be
longed was largely in tho minority. Ho was
enrolling officer during the late war and
made hosts of friends his leniency toward
tho men subject to conscription. When an
order was made on 111 in for a certain number
of conscripts ho always caused the word to
got circulated around tho district to be on
tho lookout and many of them eluded con
scription and made their escape through tho
lines into Kentucky and joined the Union
forces. At the close of tho war Mr. Wilson
did not have to "skeodaddlo," as many of
thorn did; ho had many fric.ids, among them
Federal soldiers that stood by him and would
have fought for him. Your correspondent,
whilst scouting, often visited his residence
and partook of bis bounteous hospitality. In
his death two of our oldest citizens havo
been romoved from our midst, ono of whom
was Rev. Mr. Steno, spoken of recently, we
havo soveral othors living whom we mention :
B. F. Swinglo, R. M. Young, Sr., John Hunter,
John L. Blair, Jacob and "Betsy" Critzcilus,
Agnes Hale, Col. W. M. Bayloss, Mr. Calla
han, 8. B. Keplinger, Wm. Grills, and per
haps others, whose names we can not recall,
all of whose ages range from seventy to nine
ty throe years. We havo quite a number of
others who have passed the three soore
I guarantee every wai
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watcb and piece
and Loss of Flesh
Scott's Em.lsion has been the
it&nclard remtdv for nearlv
quat ter of a, century. Physicians
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irom any otner tlesh-torming food.
There are many other prepara
tions on tha market that nrttmA
to do what
does, (wt they fall to perform it.
l He fure Norwegian Cod-liver Oil
made into a delightful cream, skill
fully blended with the Hvnonftns-
yhitea of Lime and Soda, which
are such valuable tonics,
makes this preparation an
ideal one and checks the
wasting tendency, and the
1&ticnt almost immcdiate
y commences to put on
flesh and fain a. strength
which surprises them.
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tua n4 bth art on tht wrapper.
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FROM FOOT TO KNEE
Ohio Woman Suffered Great Agony
From a Terrible Sore Her Story of
the Cae, and Her Cure.
" For many years I was afflicted with a
milk leg, and a few years ago it broke ont
In a Bore and spread from my foot to my
knee. I suffered great agony. It would
burn and itch all the time and discharge
a great deal. My health was good with
the exception of this sore. I tried a great
many kinds ot salve, but some would
irritate tho sore so that I could hardly
eland the pain. I could not go near the
fire without suffering intensely. Someone
sent me papers containing testimonial! ot
cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla, and I told
my husband I would like to try this med
icine, lie got me a bottle and I found it
helped me. I kept on taking It nntil my
limb was completely healed. I cannot
praise Hood's Sarsaparilla enough for the
great benefit it has been to me. It
cleanses the blood of all Impurities and
leaves it rich and pure." Mas. Anna E.
Eaken, Whittlesey, Ohio.
You can buy Hood's Sarsaparilla ot all
druggists. Be sure to get only Hood's.
Hood'! Pilk nr0 11,0 'RVorlte ,Mnlly
11UUU S I lll! cathartic. prico 25c.
We havo given fair notice to our delin
quents, and now we propose to collect what
Is due on subscription. Tho first of Janu
ary all unsettled accounts will bo put out for
collection. No one should complain of this
course for wo havo begged for our own until
wo are tired and ashamed of it, and will do
so no more. 80 do not be surprised when a
bill is presented to you for the amount you
The Toledo Weekly Blade.
Every Intelligent family needs In addition
to their local paper a good national weekly.
Tho greatest and most widely known general
family newspaper is tho Toledo Weekly Blade.
For thirty years it has been a regular visitor
in every part ot tho L'nlon and Is well known
in almost everyone of the 70,000 postofflocs
in tho country. It is edited with reference
to a national circulation. It is a Republican
paper, but men of all politics take it, because
of its honesty and fairness in the discussion
ot all public questions. It is tho favorite
family paper, with something for every iuom
ber of tho household. Serial stories, pootry,
wit and humor; the Household department,
best in tlw world. Young Folks, Sunday
School Lessons, Talmage's Sermons, the
Farmstead, the Question Bureau, which an
swers for subscribers, tho News of the Week
in complete form, and othor special features.
Specimen copies gladly sent on application,
and if you will send us a list of addresses, we
will mull a copy to each. Only $1 a year. If
you wish to raise a club, write for terms.
Address The Blade, Toledo, Ohio.
Christmas has passed with its usual merri
ment. Santa Claus visited several ot the
llttlo folks, putting candies, etc.. in their
stockings, which was much to their delight.
Somo of tho boys celebrated Christmas by
btking on too much "pop skull" whisky and
got them kinder off their balance, much to
tho disgrace of any community or neighbor
hood, moro bo to themselves j but such we
hope will not bo tolerated uny more by the
boys that aro so thoughtless as to use the
stuff until their noses are as red as pickled
beets, so hireaftor wo hope they will celo
brate Christmas in quite a different way
Miss 8. A. Shorfey, In company with Char
ley Carey spent Christmas In the vicinity
Quito a number of our young people at
tended meeting at Bethany; tho inciting
thero has been in progress two woek I, re
sulting in several conversions and additions
to the church.
John Mitchell, son of Thomas Mitchell,
deceased, who has been in Washington
County, Arkansas, for seventeen years, is
visiting relatives hero and will return in
about thirty days.
Measles aro raging in the vicinity of Fall
CImbm mi kautifl ft, Mr.
PmioM ft himij awvil.
K.T.r Vail liitin fn.
Iiit to It. Ymtkral C.l.r7
Cwm mlp diMM ft kttr ImUaf,
A new and useful device which every fam
ily will buy, Is sold only through local agents.
HI 111 pie and it ron x; can be put tip anywhere;
securely holds rope or wire; Instant adjust
ment and removal of line; no props needed.
Sells in sin lit. Popular prices. Agents
wanted everywhere. Exclusive territory.
Attrtictive terms. Premiums and profit
sharing. Anyone may become agent. Sam
ple pair, by mall, 25c. K KI,SO NOVELTY
( ).. fi'2H l.oruMt St.. IMiilndelphln.
Extract of Beef
telling bow to prepare many delicate
and delicious dishes.
Address Lleblg Co., P.O. Box 2718 New York.
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ing a catalogue oi about irhio newspapers, be
ing an mat are credited oy tue American
Newspaper Directory ( Deo. edition for 18D7)
with having regular Ibhuos of 1000 copies or
more. AlsoseparateHtate mapsof each and
every Htate of the American Union, naming
those towns only in which there are lssurd
newspapers naving more man moo circula
tion. This book (Issued Dee. 15. 1HH7) will be
tent postage paid, to any address, on receipt
or one dollar. Address tne ueo. r. kowdu
Advertising Co., 10 Spruce (St., New York.
ANTED TRUHT WOKTHY AND ACT
lve gentlemen or ladles to travel for re
sponsible, established house In Tennes
see. Monthly $iiAand expenses. Posi
tion steady. Reference. Enclose self-
addressed stamped envelope. The Dominion
Company, Dept. It. Chicago. n'J4-ltt
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
In combination with our paper for
being the price of our paper alone. That
Id, for all new or old subscribers renew
ing and paying In advanoe, we send
Home and Farm
ONE YEAR FREE.
HOME AM) FARM has for many years
been the lending agricultural Journal of
t he smit hand south west, made bv farmers
for farmers. Its Home Department con
ducted by Aunt Jane, Its Children's De
partment, and Its Dairy Department are
brighter aud better than ever.
Renew now and get th Is great Journal for
the home and the farm
We Have the
Again it is withjpleasure that we call your spcil lUntion.to th Largt
Stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE FOR FALL and WINTER now
on exhibition forryourjnspfction, ecoiiBting of
Dry Goods, Notions, Clothini, tents' Furnishing Goods.
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Carpsts, Rus,
Cloaks, Capes, Jackets, QuQinswiri, Glassware,
IN DRY GOODS
We will show you the Bent and Cheapgt Oooda In Brown and Bleach,
ed Domestics, Cotton Checks, Jeans, Casuiineres, Kerseys, Flannels,
Outings, Shirtings, Tickings, etc., at Rock Bottom Prices.
Also, a big line of Calicoes, Percales, Ginyhnins, Satines and Flannel
ets. Woolens and Woolen Dress Goods, we can gire you in all Btylea
and newest weaves to be found on the market, at from 12Jc to $1 25
Remember, we show you the Best and Uo6 Extensive Line that can
be found in the market.
CLARK'S 0. N. T. SPOOL COTTON
Such as Silks, Braids, Jets and
newest Dress Goods.
Hosiery, Mitts, Gloves, Scrim, Napkins, Towela, Tabl Linena, Veil
ings, Laces, Hamburgs, Handkerchiefs, Ldies Tests, Union Suits,
Belts, Pencils, Ladies' Collars and Caffa, Ties, etc
We will show you one of the best lines that the market ean furnish. la
Boys' and Youth's we can show you the celebrated line made by Leiy,
Price & Co., that can not be excelled in style, fit and durability.
In Men's Goods we carry lines from
Strouse Bros , L. Greif & Bros., and ether makes. Dou't fail to examine
our line when you want a new suit, as we will git you the best suit for
less money than anybody.
Shoes I Shoes 1 1
In addition to regular line of Common
Goods, we carry the celebrated Dot g
las, Star, and Drew, Selby's Shoes, in
high or low cut none better. This is
one of our main lines, and we feel safe
in saying that we have the largest line
of Shoes that is Bhown in his market
IF you want to TRAVEL we have got them, that is TRUNKS, VALSES
Carpets and Rugs.
A good line of Carpets in Cotton, Hemp, Wool and Brussels, with
Rugs to match.
Hats and Caps
You will find them up to date and
We have given this line personal
he best lines in the market '
We have adued the celebrated PRINCESS and QUEEN Sewing Ma
chines, to be sold at a Cash Basis 01 a guarantee.
We carry complete line of Staple
Your Cash and Produce will buy anything in out store, and if yon can
not come, write or telephone, us, (No. Ill) and we will gladly serve
you. Our Btore is heated by a fume, it always comfortable, clean
free from dust and ashes, and yon are rJways wsleame to iU comforts.
R. M. MAY & SON.
fioods for Sale.
In This Line
at Retail or Vholesale-Send ua
Velvets to match all the latest and
tho best manufacturers in the East
prices to suit.
attention, and will show you one of
Goods, and will aot be undersold.